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Art by SouthLake Christian Academy students highlight Legacy Benefit Gala at Bechtler Museum

SouthLake Christian Academy senior McKenna Greene of Cornelius, will have eight paintings on display. Greene, plans to major in painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
SouthLake Christian Academy senior McKenna Greene of Cornelius, will have eight paintings on display. Greene, plans to major in painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. SouthLake Christian Academy

The SouthLake Christian Academy Fine Arts Department will showcase student talent at its second annual Legacy Benefit Gala at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center of the Arts.

The black-tie event will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 5 in Charlotte. Tickets are $50.

“More than a mere fundraising event, the gala is an opportunity to showcase the talents of our students while integrating individual confidence within our young artists,” said SouthLake Christian visual arts instructor Rina Norwood. “It also provides an opportunity for collaboration through exhibits, performances and other forms of church and community outreach.”

The Legacy Benefit Gala will present 21 pieces of artwork by 11 students in canvas works and sculptures. More than 45 students that make up the school’s orchestra, band and choir will perform.

SouthLake seniors McKenna Greene of Cornelius, Micah Godsey of Cornelius, and Madi Black of Stanley contributed multiple pieces of artwork. The school is in Huntersville.

Greene, who plans to major in painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., will have eight paintings on display.

Godsey, who will study film at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, will showcase an oil painting, a sculpture and a three-minute film titled “Frank Makes a Monster.”

Black will stage three paintings.

“I’ve never had anyone outside of SouthLake Christian give their opinions on my work,” said Greene. “It will be really interesting to see how people from the arts community – or people who go to museums a lot – react to my pieces.”

The gala’s speaker is Wes Vander Lugt, who will discuss “God as an Artist.” Vander Lugt is the lead pastor of Warehouse 242 in Charlotte. He holds a doctorate in theology, imagination and the arts from the University of St. Andrews.

Want to go?

Tickets are $50. Order tickets via email by April 28: tickets@southlakechristian.org. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center of the Arts is located at 420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.

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